<VV> Solid flywheel? Sweeet

BEllison@bbafiberweb.com BEllison@bbafiberweb.com
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 23:29:43 -0400

Ahhhh, even more findings...

FINALLY got the pilot bushing out, with the bread method.  Wet bread doesn't
work, btw, or it was a really worn out bushing.  The dry bread filled up the
wear between the shaft and the ID of the bushing.

I took the flywheel off to get behind it for cleaning, and low and behold,
it's solid steel.  So THAT's why it was ringing when I hit it with a wrench.
Sweeeet.  Might have to keep that baby for the Corsa, but I digress.  The
flywheel bolts where awfully tough to turn, even after I broke them loose.
PO had locktited (that a word?) them.  I said,"why in the world?"... When
all of a sudden I realized ... No retaining ring under the bolts.  I bet
they were bottoming out on him!  By the time I got them out, and got all the
parts cleaned, I see significant gouging of the steel flywheel, enough to
catch your finger on, almost enough to cut you.  This does NOT surprise me,
due to having to put a pull bar on the oil drain plug.  This guy torqued
EVERYTHING, way past it's limits, it looks like.  So, this starts me being
very suspicious of EVERYTHING on this car...when I noticed... a washer under
each bottom bell housing bolts.  <VBFrown>  What will I find next?

Opinions wanted... Okay to use the flywheel?

Put a washer under the flywheel bolts?  But at this point, I think I'd still
be using locktite.  Not familiar with this solid flywheel.

Pulling the washers under the bottom bell housing bolts.  No opinions there,
it's the right thing to do.

> Barry Ellison
> Corsa SC
> 65 Corsa Coupe 140 4spd
> 65 Monza Vert 140 4spd
> 61 Lakewood
> ALL corvairs on jackstands tonight.  Geez

While I'm at it... Anybody got any 13x7s for sell ??
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